Kush is a technologist by training, a scientist by profession, and an entrepreneur by DNA, which stems from his early childhood involvement in family pharmaceutical business. He has created technology business ventures from concept to launch and beyond and, is currently overseeing the Engineering R&D at National University of Singapore as an Institute Engineering Manager & Fellow. To date, Kush has co-founded three Singapore based tech-startups through his inventions – Synapse Technologies (ML & Internet of Robotic Things), SmartClean Technologies (IoT & AI for Predictive Cleaning), and WaveScan Technologies (Microwave & Millimeter-wave IoT sensors & AI for Non-destructive testing & Predictive Maintenance).
He holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, an M.S. from the Nanyang Technological University, and a B.Tech. from the College of Engineering Roorkee India, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specializing in component and system level wireless interfaces. Kush has close to a decade of experience in the R&D & management of wireless technologies and, has authored 25 refereed journals & conference papers, book chapters, and four patent filings in Singapore. He is also a part of the editorial review committee of over a dozen journals affiliated to IEEE, IET, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, and Springer.
Kush is an Executive Committee Member of IEEE Singapore Section, where he co-chairs and leads the professional activities of IEEE in Singapore region. He is affiliated with AP, MTT, ComSoc, EMBS, IoT, and RFID Societies as a Senior Member of IEEE. Kush has worked with the CGI Group Inc. (Montreal), Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR (Singapore), NUS & NTU, and is actively involved in supporting and building the tech-startup ecosystem in Singapore. He firmly believes in teamwork and that, private-public entities will have to collectively work towards shared sustainable strategies, incentives, and a value system as we strive to transform human lives with disruptive technologies to improve the current state of the world and build a competitive, yet healthy & productive future for our younger generation.
Kush is a Member-At-Large on the 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee.